Announcements: Program Updates

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ICAST Exceeding Goals for Healthy Homes Grant. In 2022, the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development awarded ICAST nearly $2 million for a Healthy Homes (HH) Production Grant in New Mexico. We have been diligently working on retrofitting low-income multifamily housing units, with the aim of significantly improving health conditions and energy efficiency for the residents. As part of …

June 2024 Policy Blog

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Kristen Cheriegate  |  ICAST Policy Analyst ========== White House Announces Over $12M to Support Local Energy-Saving Projects The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced $12.1 million to three states and 14 local governments for the next round of formula grants through the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) Program. These projects, funded by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), come …

ICAST Releases 2023 Annual Report

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Thank you to our staff, customers, contractors, investors, donors, and board members for your continued support of ICAST. Last year was an eventful one, featuring highlights such as: We continued our innovative work to increase the adoption of solar and very high-efficiency heat pump technologies in multifamily affordable housing properties. We also developed and disseminated resources to help other stakeholders …

ICAST Secures ERA Funding for Electric Coop and Tribe 

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DENVER, CO, February 29, 2024 – ICAST (International Center for Appropriate and Sustainable Technology), a 501c3 nonprofit, was awarded $10 million under the U.S. Dept. of Energy’s Energy Improvements in Rural or Remote Areas (ERA) program to install a 5 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) and 10 MWh battery energy storage system (BESS) on Taos Pueblo lands in New Mexico, served …

April 2024 Policy Blog

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Kristen Cheriegate  |  ICAST Policy Analyst ========== New Energy Program Funding for Disadvantaged Communities The Department of Energy (DOE) announced that it is opening applications for the Communities Sparking Investments in Transformative Energy (C-SITE) funding opportunity. C-SITE will award approximately $18 million to implement municipally- or Tribal-led, high-impact clean energy projects in disadvantaged communities, energy communities, small- and medium-sized cities …

TBL Fund Experts Weigh In: Scaling Clean Energy Projects on Tribal Lands

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By Scott Griffin | Business Development, TBL Fund Mr. Griffin oversees TBL Fund grant and investment lifecycles. He fosters relationships with investors and grantors alike, helping develop proposals and managing document and information exchange to ensure TBL Fund has the financial resources to further its mission. Climate change threatens Tribal homelands, food sources, cultural resources, and sacred ways of life. …

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Case Study: Energy Retrofits in New Mexico

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Case Study: Energy Retrofits in New Mexico By Mark Fogarty / NH&RA Issue: April 2023 Solar Panels Come with Home Improvements  Residents at three public housing authority properties for Santa Fe County in New Mexico are happy to see solar panels installed on the roofs of their projects, as the arrays also come with 16 additional upgrades for the tenants. The …

ICAST Secures Contracts to Grow its Clean Energy Efforts in Underserved Communities

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ICAST Secures Contracts to Grow its Clean Energy Efforts in Underserved Communities ICAST has been busy forming new partnerships with federal and state agencies, utility companies, and others to deliver clean energy retrofits in multifamily affordable housing (MFAH). It has also been working with its existing partners to act on new opportunities. A few highlights of ICAST’s recent efforts are …

road leading from 2022 to 2023

ICAST Experts Weigh In: Don’t-Miss Decarbonization Updates from 2022 

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ICAST Experts Weigh In: Don’t-Miss Decarbonization Updates from 2022   Ryan Kristoff | Director of Business Development  Mr. Kristoff grows the organization by securing the funding and partnerships necessary to build new programs, expand to new geographies, and add services to its one-stop shop. Before we turn all our attention to 2023 and the feeding frenzy created by the Inflation Reduction …

Energy Independence

ICAST Selected to Help Pueblo of Jemez Achieve Energy Independence

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ICAST Selected to Help Pueblo of Jemez Achieve Energy Independence ICAST was recently selected by the Pueblo of Jemez (POJ), a federally recognized sovereign nation in New Mexico, to help them achieve energy independence. We will work with POJ and other project partners to develop the plans to acquire and/or create the energy infrastructure necessary for POJ to be carbon …